You’re finally ready to upgrade, get more legroom and seats, and get more of that coveted cargo space. If you’re looking for the ultimate SUV or crossover in 2019, there’s a generous lineup to consider. However, some stand out above the rest. Here are the top SUVs to keep an eye on in 2019:
- GMC Denali
The 2019 GMC Denali has everything you need in a variety of models including a short box, long box, and 4WD option. Starting at just under $55,000, it’s a budget-friendly option that has a towing capacity of around 9,500 pounds (depending on the model). Plus, with 23 mpg on the highway, it can easily double as a daily commuter. The horsepower ranges up to 420, and with a max height of 76-inches, it can easily maneuver in even the tightest parking garages.
- Acura RDX
It comes with a starting price of just $37,300, making it one of the most affordable SUVs on the market. The RDX has 272 horsepower, which is considerably less than the GMC, but it also boasts 28 highway miles and a height of just 66 inches. More in the crossover category, it’s smaller than some SUVs but still offers plenty of leg room with a 59 square-foot seating area. It’s available in a variety of models including the A-Spec package for those wanting top of the line amenities and a tech package that will have you feeling like you’re in a moving studio.
- Land Rover Range Rover
For those who want both ruggedness and luxury, nothing compares to the Range Rover. It starts at just under $90,000 and can get up to 28 highway mpg. With a maximum height of 74 inches, it is still very manageable even in urban settings. There are some models to choose from, including the most affordable with a 3-liter V6 supercharged engine.
- Toyota Highlander
Another affordable option starting at $31,330, the Highlander can get up to 27 highway miles and comes with a big range of model options. From the LE to the XLE and tech-specific models, these SUVs can be easily customized, so you get just what you want—and nothing of what you’d rather skip. It also features Toyota’s famous quality and durability, making this one of the most attractive budget-friendly SUVs.
- Jaguar IPACE
Jaguar has a strong, yet new, hold on the SUV market with their IPACE. The luxury green vehicle has a 234-mile battery-only range and a starting price of just under $70,000. The 90 kWh lithium-ion battery might be able to score you a tax break, too (but check with your CPA). With a height of 61 inches, it’s a smaller SUV but does come with a bevy of model options. You can add luxury details as you wish, and feel good doing it knowing that you’re lightening your carbon footprint.
- Lexus NX
Scoring a Lexus for just $36,385 is an impressive feat in itself, but add on that it’s an SUV and you know it’s too good to pass up. The NX has up to 235 horsepower with a comfortable 54.6 square-foot seating area. It also gets up to 30 highway miles, making it feasible for the NX to be your one and only car. There’s a sports option available and varying degrees of luxury, so you’re in total control of the kind of Lexus you drive.
- Subaru Crosstrek
Marrying durability with budget-friendliness, the Crosstrek starts at around $21,000. It also gets up to 33 highway miles in a smaller frame with a 64-inch height. The horsepower is relatively low at 152 horsepower, but Subarus are known for being able to handle just about any terrain. It’s a favorite for outdoor lovers—and available in a manual transmission if that’s how you prefer to adventure.
With so many SUVs available in 2019, along with a variety of options and price ranges, there’s a lot to choose from. However, keep in mind that the best deals happen in December when lots are being cleared out to make room for 2020 models. Many 2019 vehicles are new with just a few miles on them from test drives. If you want to snag a new SUV and ring in the New Year in style, it’s time to make your move.